Sir Thomas Knyvet (about 1539-1617) was a member of an important East Anglian landowning family who lived at Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I during her Royal Progress in Norfolk in 1578, and became High Sheriff of Norfolk the following year. He is shown wearing a white slashed doublet and double ruffs edged with gold, and carries an elaborate sword with a green and gold sash.
Sir Thomas Knyvet Master of the Countess of Warwick About 1565 © Compton Verney
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